Difficult breathing through the nose may be due to the nasal septum deviation. Most often it is the result of mechanical injuries, even those that we do not remember, because they occurred perinatally or in early childhood.
Very often the curvature of the septum becomes visible with age and progresses as a result of developmental changes.
If the curvature of the nasal septum does not affect your breathing and leads to frequent sinus infections, you can probably leave it alone. You can also talk to an ENT doctor about other potential causes of the nasal congestion.
However, if the deviated septum blocks one or both nostrils, so that breathing through the nose is difficult or even impossible, you can and even should consider surgical treatment.
A blocked nose can cause:
- Recurrent sinus infection
- Snoring and oxygen deficiency during sleep
Taking under consideration that having a straight septum is a rare condition, these problems may affect most of us.
We invite you for consultation with a specialist in otolaryngology Dr. Grzegorz Jamro.